Robert Pace Holding ’59

Robert Pace Holding '59Mr. Robert “Bob” Pace Holding passed away Monday, October 24, 2016 at The Gardens of Taylor Glen.

His memorial service will be 2 PM Thursday at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Peter Bynum. The family will receive friends following the service in Davis Hall.

Bob was born December 11, 1936 in Charlotte to the late William Joseph Holding and Margaret Hawkins Holding. He and his brothers owned and operated Holding Brothers for many years. Bob was a graduate of Fishburne Military School and Pfeiffer College, and was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church.

He also was a member of Concord Rotary Club served on the Board of the Salvation Army, a member of the N.C. Oil Jobbers Assoc., and was only known as Mr. Anonymous to the people in the community that he helped.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gay Bethune Holding; children, Katharane Holding Dunlap and husband John of Concord, Margaret Holding-Barrett and husband Greg of Alexandria, VA, and R. Pace Holding, Jr .of Charlotte; grandchildren, Brody Barrett, Tyson Barrett, Katie Dunlap, and Jake Dunlap; step-children, George Snyder III, Dusty Snyder, Ginny Eagles, and Charles James; brother, David Holding and wife Gail of Concord; sister-in-law, Barbara Holding; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 Griffin St, Ste 203, Davidson, NC 28036, or to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 789, Concord, NC 28026 or to the Salvation Army, 216 Patterson Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025.

On line condolences may be sent to Wilkinson funeral home.


Published in Charlotte Observer on Oct. 26, 2016